"The swing feels good, and it's nice to get out there and actually participate in a game," Pacheco said. "The shoulder feels good, no pain.
"It's just being strong. My little rotator cuff exercises helped out a bunch. Going from not holding a glove up to doing it every day is a little wearing on the body. I've just got to be smart and keep up my exercises. It should be good."
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Other notable prospects sent down were outfielders
Adams is expected to throw another BP session before appearing in a spring game. However, he still isn't expected to be ready for opening day since he will need 8-10 appearances between Grapefruit League and extended spring games.
Pettibone is also likely to have one more BP session before getting into a spring game.
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Yoon left camp last weekend to obtain his work visa and is expected to return on Thursday.
"Stretched it out to 90 feet," Fister said. "Felt good. I’ll be ready (for start of season)."
Fister said he will attempt to throw for longer distances Thursday, which is the last hurdle before he steps back onto a mound.
"I was fighting through a couple things the last two outings so they weren't as crisp as I'd like them to be, but I felt pretty confident with my stuff today," he told the Detroit Free Press. "I don't think I was thinking about everything, I was just going after guys."
Coke's fastball has been topping out in the high 80s and low 90s, but he said his velocity is ahead of where it usually is at this point of spring training.
"He had some anterior soreness in his shoulder yesterday after throwing long toss," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "So we just pushed him back. Hopefully it’s only a day or so."
Amaro reiterated it was just soreness and Gonzalez was checked out by the medical staff Wednesday.
"Nothing alarming," Amaro said. "He felt better today."